The threat landscape continues to grow more sophisticated and complex each year. Many companies lack the security expertise and resources it takes to combat the ever-growing blitz of attacks, and are increasingly looking to trusted IT solution providers to manage their security from end to end. Some managed security service providers (MSSPs) might believe that you need an arsenal of complex security solutions to beat back the wave of complex attacks. But this can lead to a variety of business issues, including tool sprawl, productivity loss, scalability hurdles and more.
In his latest column for ChannelPro Network, WatchGuard’s Mark Romano contends that a simplified approach to security can help MSSPs better protect their customers while promoting business growth and increased profitability. He goes on to highlight three key hallmarks of a simplified managed security offering. Here’s a brief excerpt:
“Actionable network and security data – As customer IT infrastructures grow in size and complexity, granular visibility into activity across them is crucial. This enables IT solution providers to recognize patterns, threats, and security gaps, and to respond before damage occurs. Unfortunately, many network visibility platforms deliver large volumes of data, but with little consideration for priority ranking. What good is all this information if the issues that require urgent action are buried? The answer is: not much. This approach is overwhelming for MSPs who are tasked with constant and seemingly never-ending queues of security alerts and issues across multiple customers.
Furthermore, reporting can be one of the most valuable parts of your business, making it possible for you to show customers and prospects the value of your team’s hard work, as well as ensuring that they’re on track to stay compliant and operational. But managing and reporting from multiple tools makes the process more of a headache than it needs to be!
The truth is, a clear, simplified approach that provides actionable data will help IT solution providers more quickly and effectively prioritize, investigate, resolve, and report on network and security issues. Automated, intuitive visibility dashboards and reports will help prevent your team from wasting time and resources on low-risk events and rapidly gather information on security events, compliance audits, and patterns on the network.”
Read the full story at ChannelPro Network to learn more about the keys to a simplifying managed security services. To receive the latest information security news, analysis and best practices directly to your inbox, be sure to subscribe to Secplicity today.